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Trumpet flower

Datura spp.

Also known as

Thorn apple

Datura stramonium 2 (2005 07 07) by Taka (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Trumpet flower Overview

This genus is also known as devil’s trumpets, it consists of around 9 species of evening flowering herbaceous annual and perennial plants. Their origin is uncertain due to extensive cultivation and this genus has been naturalised in many temperate and tropical locations worldwide, such as the USA and Africa. All species in this genus are poisonous and they can grow up to 2m. Many more species in this genus have been described than actually exist because species vary greatly in general size, leaf size and flower appearance dependent on the environment they are growing in.

Common problems with Trumpet flower

How to propagate Trumpet flower

Seed

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Other uses of Trumpet flower

Grown for their flowers borne mainly in summer-autumn.

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